W.m Brooks.Right Hon.ble Grand Select Master, of the Royal Grand Select Sols Lodge. Unanimously Elected 1787, 1788, & 1789.
Stipple, rare. Sheet size: 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A portrait of William Brooks, who unanimously elected as the Grand Select Master of the Freemasons for three consecutive years, starting in 1787. In Freemasonry a Grand Master is the leader of the lodges within his Masonic jurisdiction. He presides over a Grand Lodge, and has certain rights in the constituent lodges that form his jurisdiction. The first unambiguously recorded Grand Master was Anthony Sayer, elected as the first Grand Master of the Premier Grand Lodge of England in 1717.
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